Most-read stories for the week include a change to RBC Capital's i-banking team and why CBOE execs expect increased market volatility.
Former KBW insurance i-banker moving to RBC Capital Markets
RBC Capital Markets LLC is expected to add former Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc. insurance investment banker Neil Chawhan.
Brighthouse's credit ratings take center stage in MetLife spinoff hearing
Brighthouse Life Insurance Co.'s creditworthiness was questioned during a hearing that was part of the company's attempt to receive regulatory approval to spin off from MetLife Inc.
Life insurers' investment in mortgage loans increased in Q1
The aggregate dollar value of mortgage loans held by U.S. life insurers increased sequentially for the eighth consecutive quarter during the first three months of 2017, and some of that growth came from a commercial real estate property type that has been recently subjected to heightened scrutiny.
Nasdaq CEO takes aim at depleted number of IPOs among small companies
As several smaller companies struggle to raise capital, Nasdaq Inc. President and CEO Adena Friedman wants to help solve the problems faced by companies trying to go public.
CBOE execs expect market volatility to rise amid geopolitical uncertainty
Volatility has been stuck at near-record low levels thus far in 2017, but CBOE Holdings Inc. executives expect an eventual resurgence.